C.I.N.A. Partners

C.I.N.A. also provides input and collaboration through its board, staff and members to a large number of national and community-based committees and organizations.

Some of the groups with which C.I.N.A. has had past or current involvement include:

  • Aboriginal Caucus on Family Violence
  • Canadian Council on Children and Youth
  • Canadian Council on Social Development
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Canadian Institute on Child Health
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health
  • Economic Development for Canadian Aboriginal Women
  • First Nations Health Commission
  • Joint National Committee on Aboriginal AIDS Education Prevention
  • Hearings on Mental Health and AIDS
  • Hearings on New Reproductive Technologies
  • National Aboriginal Health Network
  • National Aboriginal Health Organization
  • Native Nurses Entry Program (Lakehead University)
  • Provincial and Territory Registered Nurses Association
  • Joint Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS

C.I.N.A., through the active involvement of its members, often serves as advocate and advisor to both government and other agencies some of which are:

Assembly of First Nations Health Commission (Ex-officio status)

Canadian Hospital Association

MSB's Indian and Inuit Health Careers Program

National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization (NIICHRO)

Native Nurses Access Programs at the University of Saskatchewan and Lakehead University

Support for the work of C.I.N.A. now comes from many quarters, both within the health community and Aboriginal organizations. Professional health groups such as the Canadian Association of University Schools for Nursing, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Indian and Inuit Health Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society are active supporters of the work of C.I.N.A..


The Canadian Nurses Association, of which C.I.N.A. is now an affiliate, has been particularly supportive of C.I.N.A.'s ongoing efforts. The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations has described C.I.N.A. as, "An invaluable source of support, information and technical expertise to First Nations communities across the country. In addition, the association both through role modeling and by direct promotional activities has encouraged substantial numbers of our young people to enter nursing and other health professions.